Let's Try This Again: BOS, LAD, MIN Have Deals in Place Involving Betts, Price, Maeda, Prospects (UPDATE: But LAA Deal Off?) | Bleacher Nation

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Let’s Try This Again: BOS, LAD, MIN Have Deals in Place Involving Betts, Price, Maeda, Prospects (UPDATE: But LAA Deal Off?)

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OK. Remember how we did this whole monster four-team trade(s) thing back on Tuesday? Well, it took a breezy five days to rework the whole thing when the Red Sox beefed about the viability of one of the prospects in the deal being a starting pitcher down the road (even though everyone knew he was a reliever, but whatever).

So now, the new deals are reportedly in place, and the Red Sox are getting a much better return, in my view:

I wonder if the Red Sox are now kicking in more cash to get a better return, having seen how the public sentiments hit them after the original version of the trade was reported.

Ultimately, every team will basically get what they were expecting: the Dodgers will get Betts, Price, and cash (but will also wind up with Graterol), the Red Sox will get Verdugo and prospects (and back under the luxury tax), the Twins will get Maeda for Graterol (and another lesser prospect, but also now gets cash), and the Angels will get Joc Pederson in exchange for prospects.

My word. A lot of the excitement and insanity of this thing sure wore off over the past week, but it’s no less crazy now when you look at it. A monster four-team-ish trade on the doorstep of Spring Training, and the Dodgers are now going to be perversely loaded for 2020 without having seriously damaged their farm system.

UPDATE: It appears to actually be happening this time:

But the subsequent Dodgers-Angels trade is now off? Wut:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.